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Make a holiday rental home or apartment in Peniche, Portugal your home away from home

The Leiria district lies in the centre of the Costa de Prata, and the attractive town of Peniche is situated in the south of this district, on a rocky peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. The town was originally an island, and only joined the mainland in the 16th century. Peniche has long been an important fishing port, and is home of the some of the best seafood restaurants in the region, if not in the whole of Portugal, as well as some fantastic surfing beaches.

Things to do in Peniche, Portugal

Thanks to its coastal location, seafood is big business in Peniche, with a number of the town’s restaurants specialising in this type of cuisine. Tuna, crayfish and sardines are three of the most common items you will find on the menus, and the resulting dishes are a far cry from the tinned products found on supermarket shelves.

If you prefer to stick to self-catering, the local market if the best place to head to pick up some bargains. The fish here is extremely fresh and great value for money, and you can also pick up fruit, vegetables and lace products – the latter of which are another local speciality.

As with many Portuguese towns and villages, the focal point of Peniche is the town square. Here you will find the baroque Misericordia Church and the 16th century fortress, which has a dominating presence in such a small town. There are also plenty of shops, cafes and bars dotted around this area, so you will not find yourself short of things to do.

The beaches of the Costa de Prata are just a short distance away, with Baleal offering great surfing, and Cabo Carvoeiro the top choice for scenic views out over the ocean. Kite surfing and wind surfing are also popular on the beaches around Peniche, taking advantage of the powerful winds coming off the Atlantic. A good range of beach bars, cafes and shops can also be found around the beaches, especially at popular Baleal.

Places to visit on holiday in Peniche, Portugal

The city of Leiria (86km) is the capital of the region, and is more than worthy of a daytrip when staying in Peniche. Leiria has a number of old buildings on its cobbled streets, with the highlight being Leiria Castle, which dates back to the 14th century. Closer to Peniche, Obidos (25km) is one of the finest examples of a Portuguese medieval town, and where you can walk around the castle ramparts and enjoy panoramic views of the region.

Weather in Peniche, Portugal

Peniche experiences a Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and mild winters. The period from early June to early September is the most popular with foreign visitors, and temperatures average 25C for this period. This is also the time of year with the least rainfall, with the vast majority of days staying dry.

Flights to Peniche, Portugal

The nearest airport to the holiday rental accommodation in Peniche is Lisbon Airport (LIS), which is 68km south of the village. The majority of UK airlines fly to this destination, and some bargains can be found when shopping around and booking in advance.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (20 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Villa #1094562
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    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      House #1701960
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      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (17 reviews)
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        • 5 BR
        • 5 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 12
        Villa #6559285
        17
        Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.5/5
          (15 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 6
          Villa #1073555
          15
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (10 reviews)
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            • 5 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 10
            Multiple rentals Villa #851786
            10
            Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (28 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              House #490555
              28
              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (13 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Multiple rentals Apartment #442122
                13
                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • Studio
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Apartment #442122
                  8
                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                    (7 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Apartment #400972
                    7
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Villa #1003983
                      3
                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (8 reviews)
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                        • 6 BR
                        • 7 BA
                        • Sleeps 12
                        Villa #11995
                        8
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                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                          (7 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #65621
                          7
                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Villa #8159590
                            1
                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              House #1114075
                              4
                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #2560541
                                1
                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 4 BA
                                  • Sleeps 10
                                  Villa #1025887
                                  5
                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 3 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Villa #6914388
                                    1
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (16 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 4 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #76178
                                      16
                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        House #1744727
                                        1
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (29 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #6332371
                                          29
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (6 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Cottage #6566277
                                            6
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Sleeps 14
                                              House #1148966
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                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                House #419278
                                                3
                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Apartment #6726201
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (16 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Apartment #12938
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                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1894472
                                                      2
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #8012356
                                                        7
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (25 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          House #6235349
                                                          25
                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Apartment #471609
                                                            8
                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Apartment #8042541
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Villa #6774743
                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6568237
                                                                  14
                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Apartment #8012320
                                                                    2
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #1424197
                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #89232
                                                                        3
                                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1904527
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1951795
                                                                              6
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Villa #6873476
                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Apartment #6339578
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Villa #1157206
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Villa #1284136
                                                                                      5
                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (13 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Apartment #1903731
                                                                                        13
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #1025158a
                                                                                          14
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #1482605a
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #8038317
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (13 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                Villa #420541
                                                                                                13
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #442122
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #1109998
                                                                                                    7
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Villa #8131386
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Spacious and clean

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really spacious flat, the owners are lovely people and amazingly helpful. Super close to the high street and central, so easy access to places. About a 20min walk to the beach but really nice walk through the old town. Would highly recommend and will almost certainly come back
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      We were thrilled with the villa. Even better than the photos. Hosts were very helpful prior to visit

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We were thrilled with the villa. Even better than the photos. Hosts were very helpful prior to visit. The only worry we had prior to the visit was that the pool was not heated. However it was fine once we got there and we all enjoyed it including our 9 year old. Would definitely rebook in the future. If you play golf the local courses are stunning. Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful holiday home
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 07, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017